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Panels, Symposia & Conferences

The Center hosts panel discussions, symposia and conferences on timely topics.

Complete List of Upcoming Events

2014–2015

Upcoming: October 30, 2014: JD-MBA Joint Degree Program

2013–2014

October 24, 2013: JD-MBA Joint Degree Program
September 20, 2013: Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services

2012–2013

March 13, 2013: Career Panel Discussion
March 4, 2013: Panel Discussion
February 21, 2013: Panel Discussion
February 15, 2013: Global Business Ethics Conference
November 13, 2012, JD-MBA Joint Degree Program
November 12, 2012, Panel Discussion

2011–2012

April 10, 2012, Career Panel Discussion
March 24, 2012, Bric by Bric Conference
February 28, 2012, Career Panel Discussion
February 17, 2012, Career Panel Discussion
February 15, 2012, Panel Discussion
December 7, 2011, Movie Screening and Discussion
November 8, 2011, JD-MBA Joint Degree Program

2010–2011

March 26, 2011, Asia Tomorrow Conference
March 23, 2011, Movie Screening and Discussion
March 9, 2011, Career Panel Discussion
February 9, 2011, Career Panel Discussion
November 15, 2010, Career Panel Discussion

November 10, 2010, Career Panel Discussion

2009–2010

April 21, 2010: Career Panel Discussion
March 23, 2010: Career Panel Discussion
March 10, 2010: Career Panel Discussion
November 4, 2009: Panel Discussion
October 29: New JD-MBA Joint Degree Program

2008–2009

Spring Financial Crisis Lecture Series
January 5: Panel Discussion
December 3: Career Panel Discussion
November 20: Career Panel Discussion
October 2: Panel Discussion
September 23: Career Panel Discussion
2002–2008

April 2008: Career Panel Discussion
November 2007: Career Panel Discussion
Spring 2007: Yale Symposium on Corporate Governance
October 2005 Symposium: "Reassessing Director Elections"
October 2003: International Symposium in Paris
February 2002: Enron Panel Discussion


October 30, 2014
Panel Discussion: "Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?" Panelists: Tosin Agbabiaka '16 (JD and MBA); Kristen Bushnell '16 (JD and MBA); Marisa Choy '16 (JD and MBA); Sarah Esty '16 (JD and MBA); Sarah Goldman '16 (JD and MBA); Julia Knight '17 (JD and MBA); Mike Lane '15 (JD and MBA); Karlanna Lewis '15 (JD and MBA); Samuel Page '16 (JD and MBA); Tomas Rua '16 (JD and MBA); Luci Yang '15 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale School of Management; Moderator: Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

October 24, 2013
Panel Discussion: "Is the YLS-SOM 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?" Panelists: Yousef AbuGharbieh '15 (JD and MBA); Mike Lane '15 (JD and MBA); Karlanna Lewis '15 (JD and MBA); Dayo Olopade '15 (JD and MBA); Luci Yang '15 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale School of Management; Moderator: Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

September 20, 2013

Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services | Transcript | Photos | Background Reading |

Welcome and Panel I: Bank Capital and Liquidity Requirements
| Reading Materials & Slides | Video |
Stijn Claessens, Assistant Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
Michael H. Krimminger, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former General Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Andrew Metrick, Deputy Dean for Faculty Development & Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, Yale School of Management
Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Moderator: Ian Ayres '86, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panel II: Bank Transparency and the Financial Crisis | Reading Materials & Slides | Video |
Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. '87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Gary B. Gorton, Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management and Finance, Yale School of Management
Henry T. C. Hu '79, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas Law School, and former Director, Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Moderator: Donald Kohn, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Keynote Address by Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Panel III: Accountability and Structuring of Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)
| Reading Materials & Slides | Video |
H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Edward J. Kane, Professor of Finance, Boston College
Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering
John F. Simonson, Deputy Director for Systemic Resolution Planning and Implementation, Office of Complex Financial Institutions, FDIC
Moderator: Henry B. Hansmann '74, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panel IV: Cross-Border Resolution | Reading Materials & Slides | Video |
James W. Giddens '66, Chair, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Liquidation Trustee, Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc.
Seth Grosshandler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Richard J. Herring, Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking & Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan R. Macey '82, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School
Moderator: John D. Morley '06, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School


March 13, 2013
Career Panel: "Careers in Consulting"
Panelists: Charrissa Lin, Wellspring Consulting; Grant Martinez '10, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (and previously of Boston Consulting Group); Naveed Rashid '11, McKinsey & Co. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 4, 2013
Panel Discussion on Executive Compensation: Who's Listening to Say on Pay?
Panelists: Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Stephen Brown, Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF; moderated by Jonathan R. Macey '82, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School. Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society.

February 21, 2013
Panel Discussion: "Emerging Issues in M&A Law: A Case Study Presented by Sullivan & Cromwell"
Panelists: Melissa Sawyer, Marc Trevino '93, Partners; Jason Tyler, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; moderated by Jonathan R. Macey '82, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

February 15, 2013
Yale Global Business Ethics Conference. Presented by the Yale Law & Business Society. Click here for additional information.

November 13, 2012
Panel Discussion: "Is the YLS-SOM 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?"
Panelists: Bob Borek '13 (JD and MBA); Marjan Firouzgar '14 (JD and MBA); Fiona Heckscher '14 (JD and MBA); Taylor Hedrick '13 (JD and MBA); Daud Munir '13 (JD and MBA); Daniel Weisfield '14 (JD and MBA); Jim Williamson '13 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale School of Management; Moderator: Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

November 12, 2012


Panel: "SEC Decisionmaking and Rulemaking: An Agency under Pressure"
Panelists: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partners David M. Becker, former SEC General Counsel; Alan L. Beller, former Director, SEC Division of Corporate Finance; and Craig B. Brod '80 (moderator)

April 10, 2012

Career Panel: "Careers at Technology Companies and Startups"
Panelists: Leah Belsky '09, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Kaltura; Jared Grusd, General Counsel, Spotify; Sander Daniels '09, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Thumbtack, Inc.
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society



March 24, 2012

BRIC by BRIC: An Emerging Markets Conference
Featuring: Emilson Alonso, President, HSBC Latin America; Domingo Cavallo, President Central Bank, Argentina; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women's World Banking; Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University and Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia.
Co-sponsored with the Yale Undergraduate Business Society


February 28, 2012
Career Panel: "What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?"
Panelists: Nishka Chandrasoma '06, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Sue Meng '10, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Aaron Schlaphoff '04, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

February 17, 2012

Career Panel: "Careers in Consulting"
Panelists: Grant Martinez '10, The Boston Consulting Group; Christian McNamara, Wellspring Consulting; Daniel Reid '09, McKinsey & Co. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


February 15, 2012

Panel Discussion: "Emerging Issues in M&A Law: A Case Study Presented by Sullivan & Cromwell"
Panelists: Melissa Sawyer, Marc Trevino '93, Partners; Brian Parness, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


December 7, 2011
Movie Screening and Discussion: "Margin Call"
Comments from Yale Law School professors Ian Ayres '86,William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Jonathan Macey '82, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


November 8, 2011
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Chris Hurtado ’12, Jackie Carter ’12, Rebekah Melville (SOM Admissions), Chris Hines ‘12

Panel Discussion: "Is the YLS-SOM Accelerated Integrated 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?"
Panelists: Jackie Carter '12 (JD and MBA); Chris Hines '12 (JD and MBA); Chris Hurtado '12 (JD and MBA); moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


March 26, 2011

Asia Tomorrow 3.0: Technology's Next Transition
Featuring: Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; James Chanos, President & Founder of Kynikos Associates; Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India; Stephen Roach, Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute.
Co-sponsored with the Yale College Business Society.


March 23, 2011

Movie Screening and Disussion: "Inside Job"
Comments from Steven M. Davidoff, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; Larry Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law and the Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois College of Law; moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


March 9, 2011

Career Panel: "Careers in Consulting"
Panelists: Priam Dutta '07, Consultant, McKinsey & Company; Sarah Fortt '10, Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; Charrissa Lin, Senior Manager, Wellspring Consulting LLC. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, Yale Law & Business Society and Yale Law Social Entrepreneurs.


February 9, 2011

Career Panel: "What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?"
Panelists: Sara Feinstein, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Sue Meng ’10, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; DongJu Song, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


November 15, 2010

Career Panel: "In-House Legal Practice"
Panelists: Michelle Browdy '90, IBM Corporation; Harold Rose '96, Yale University; Alexander Shapiro '91, Bank of NY Mellon; Saema Somalya Kaukab ‘02 , PepsiCo, Inc. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


November 10, 2010

Career Panel: "Careers in Finance"
Panelists: John Kim '00, Southfield Investment Management; Eugene Nardelli '07, Morgan Stanley; Jason Silvers '02, Goldman Sachs. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


April 21, 2010

Career Panel: "Careers in Finance"
Panelists: Jonathan Lewinsohn '06, Anchorage Capital; Nathan Pierce, FBR Capital Markets; Rizwan Sabar '07, Goldman Sachs. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


March 23, 2010
Career Panel:"What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?"
Panelists: Michael Bretholz ’06, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Marcia Governale '03, Hemenway & Barnes LLP; Jonathan Spencer '06, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 10, 2010

Career Panel: "Careers in Consulting"
Panelists: Brandon Fail '06, McKinsey & Company; Kennedy Gachiri '12, Former Consultant, Dalberg Global Development Advisors; Chelsea Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group; Christopher Keevil, Wellspring Consulting. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


November 4, 2009

Panel Discussion: "Lawyering and the Financial Crisis"
Panelists: Brian Daly, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Raptor Group Holdings LP; Lauren Teigland-Hunt, Managing Partner, Tiegland-Hunt LLP; David Zimmerman, General Counsel, Quantitative Financial Structurings; moderated by Reshma Saujani '02, YLS Research Scholar. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


October 29, 2009
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Panel Discussion: "Is the New YLS-SOM Accelerated Integrated 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?"
Panelists: Beth Foster ’11 (JD and MBA); Kristen Ghattas '10 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, SOM; Doug Rand '10 (JD and MBA); Eric Robinson '83 JD and MBA, Partner (Corporate Group), Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and YLS Visiting Lecturer in Law; Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

From left: Roberta Romano ’80; Eric Robinson ’83; Doug Rand ’10; SOM Prof. Barry Nalebuff; Beth Foster ’11; Kristen Ghattas ’10

Spring 2009
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Financial Crisis Lecture Series
Over the 2009 Spring term, the Center sponsored a program on the financial crisis, “Industry Perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis,” a series of lectures and panels featuring prominent executives of financial institutions, legal practitioners and financial journalists. The series was hosted by Gregory J. Fleming '88, YLS Senior Research Scholar, Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and former President and Chief Operating Officer, Merrill Lynch & Co., and Roberta Romano ‘80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director. The series was co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society, with selected programs also co-sponsored with the Yale Law and Media Program.


Greg Fleming '88

Nina Sassoon '10

Rodge Cohen

A view from the audience

From left: Lawrence Makow, Roberta Romano '80, Jon Eisenberg, Greg Fleming '88, Rodge Cohen

January 5, 2009
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Panel Discussion: "The Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Panelists: Gary B. Gorton, Professor of Finance, Yale, SOM; Michael Klausner '81, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Andrew Metrick, Professor of Finance, Yale, SOM; moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law School Association of Northern California and the Yale School of Management.


From left: Gary B. Gorton, Roberta Romano '80, Andrew Metrick and Michael Klausner '81

December 3, 2008

Career Panel: "What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?"
Panelists: Peter Schwartz '98, Covington & Burling LLP, Aaron Schlaphoff '04, Davis Polk & Wardwell; Lara Phimister '04, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law School Career Development Office.


November 20, 2008

Career Panel: "Careers in Banking, Hedge Funds and Private Equity"
Panelists: John Kim '00, Southfield Investment Management LLC; John Wright '05, Rollins Capital. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law School Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


October 2, 2008
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Panel Discussion: "What's Going on in the Financial Markets?"
Panelists: William Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Yale SOM; Gary Gorton, Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Jonathan Macey '82, Deputy Dean and Sam Harris Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Andrew Metrick, Professor of Finance,Yale SOM; moderated by John Morley '06, Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.


September 23, 2008
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Career Panel: "What Does a General Counsel Do?"
Panelists: Ben Heineman '71, former General Counsel, General Electric; Siri Marshall '74, former General Counsel, General Mills, Inc.; William McDavid '72, former General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase; moderated by Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law School Career Development Office and Yale Law & Business Society.


April 15, 2008

Career Panel: "Careers in Banking, Hedge Funds and Private Equity"
Panelists: Rishi Gupta '04, OrbiMed Advisors, LLC; Jonathan Lewinsohn '06, Anchorage Capital Group; John Wright '05, Silver Lake Partners. Co-sponsored with the YLS Career Development Office and Yale Law & Business Society.


November 14, 2007

Career Panel: "What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?"
Panelists: Stuart Barkoff, Arnold & Porter LLP; Christina Padden '01, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Kory Langhofer '06, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Co-sponsored by the Yale Law School Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


Spring 2007
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Yale Symposium on Corporate Governance
This interdisciplinary symposium, jointly sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management, brought to Yale distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines to present current research on corporate governance, broadly defined to encompass cutting-edge issues of the day concerning business organizations and the markets and regulatory environments in which they operate. Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, gave the inaugural symposium at the Law School. His topic was "Integrity: A Positive Model with Applications to Corporate Governance and Finance."


(From left:) Yale School of Management Professor Shyam Sunder and Dean Joel Podolny, Roberta Romano '80, Michael Eisenson (JD and MPPM '81), Michael Jensen, and Dean Harold Koh.

Michael Jensen

Professors Al Klevorick and Ian Ayres '86

October 7, 2005
| Complete Program | Papers, Videos and Speaker Biographies | Photos |

Symposium on: "Reassessing Director Elections"
The Center sponsored an all-day symposium at the Law School on "Reassessing Director Elections." The symposium brought together a mix of academics, practitioners, members of the investment community and government. The program consisted of four panels that discussed: consideration of alternatives to plurality voting; the role and perspective of institutions in elections, a comparative perspective on director elections in other countries; and issues of federalism and elections.
A grant from the Milton and Miriam Handler Foundation provided financial support for the symposium.


Panelists discuss alternatives to plurality voting in director elections. From left: Alan Gerber, Margaret M. Foran, Robert Todd Lang '47, and John Wilcox.

Jonathan Macey '82 makes a point during a session on Federalism and Elections, as Lucian Bebchuk looks on.

Panelists discuss director elections abroad. From left: Guido Ferrarini '78 LLM, Reinier Kraakman '79, Roberta Romano '80, Mark Ramseyer, and Laurence Hazell.

October 21, 2003
| Program and Audio | List of Participants | Related Papers |
Keynote Address by Jean-François Lepetit, Chairman of the Commission des Opérations de Bourse

International Symposium on: "Assessing Corporate Law Reform in the Transatlantic Context"
This all-day conference, organized by the Law School, the Center, and alumni in Paris, brought together scholars from Yale and eminent European institutions, public officials and business leaders to assess reforms now being implemented or examined in Europe and the United States in the areas of corporate law, market regulation and corporate governance.

Panels on corporate governance reform, financial market reform, the proposed EU takeover directive and corporate restructuring and mobility explored the public-policy decisions being made, the stakes for market participants and for society, and the concrete results expected.


Jean-François Lepetit, Chairman of the Commission des Opérations de Bourse

February 15, 2002
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Panel Discussion: "The Enron Situation: A View from the Professions"
Panelists: William T. Allen, Professor of Law and Clinical Professor of Business, and Director, New York University Center for Law and Business, and founding chair of the Independence Standards Board; Rick Antle, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting, Yale School of Management; Richard Ippolito, Professor of Law, George Mason University and former chief economist, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Eugene A. Ludwig '73, Managing Partner, Promontory Financial Group and former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency; Roberta Romano '80, the Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Michael Shepherd, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and former Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency and Associate Counsel to the President of the United States; moderated by Alan Schwartz '64, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Panelists (from left): Alan Schwartz '64, Richard Ippolito and Rick Antle

Panelists (from left): Michael Shepherd, William T. Allen & Roberta Romano '80

Eugene A. Ludwig '73